After $60m makeover, Century Square to reopen in June with loads more new tenants

The mall before renovations. Photo: Century Square/Facebook

After its nine-month, S$60 million overhaul, Century Square will reopen on June 6 with a brand new look. In a statement on Tuesday, operator AsiaMalls said the refurbished Tampines mall will have a new façade and updated interior design, with new businesses making up more than half of the directory of tenants.

And it seems East-siders are super psyched about the shopping centre’s revamp: It will have added features such as a new roof deck, an “e-doodling wall”, bicycle stations, bigger nursing rooms, and mobile phone charging areas. Apparently there will also be shower facilities on site, too.

There’ll be an entire level for families and kids as well, dominated by childcare center The Orange Academy and its accompanying “enrichment center”, The Learning Lab.

The return of local apparel brand M)phosis has received a fair amount of buzz too, since the label has been on a break for over two years. Once a popular name within the fashion circuit — with over 30 outlets across 11 countries, at its peak — M)phosis abruptly shuttered in 2015 after 20 years of operation, citing cash flow issues. Whether its modern, minimalist aesthetic will still appeal to shoppers remains to be seen after its shop re-opens at Century Square.

On the F&B side, the food options here have increased from 30 to 45 vendors — among them, chicken rice chain Boon Tong Kee’s first branch in a mall, Eighteen Chefs’ new concept The Meathouse, Chinese hotpot chain Hai Di Lao, and Seoul Garden’s fusion cafe Two Hana.

Other newcomers include: cinema operator Filmgarde, kitchenware store ToTT, 24-hour workout space Gymmboxx, National Library Board’s digital library service eReads, and organic grocery and dining space Mahota Market.

Perhaps a trip to Tampines is well overdue. (We’re looking at you, West/North side friends.)

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